Wentworth (UK Parliament constituency)


Wentworth (UK Parliament constituency)

UK constituency infobox
Name = Wentworth
Map1 = Wentworth
Type = County
Map2 = SouthYorkshire
Entity = South Yorkshire
County = South Yorkshire
Year = 1918, 1983
MP = John Healey
Party = Labour
EP = Yorkshire and the Humber

Wentworth is a parliamentary constituency in South Yorkshire. Originally created in 1918, it was abolished in 1950 but the name was revived when the current constituency was created in 1983. It is considered a safe Labour seat and was held by the incumbent MP John Healey at the 2005 general election.

Boundaries

Wentworth constituency consists of the northern Borough of Rotherham and part of the Borough of Barnsley. It borders the constituencies of Barnsley East and Mexborough, Barnsley West and Penistone, Don Valley, Rotherham, Rother Valley and Sheffield Hillsborough.

Boundary review

Following their review of parliamentary representation in South Yorkshire, the Boundary Commission for England has created an extended Wentworth constituency to include electoral wards from Barnsley. This new Wentworth and Dearne will be fought for the first time at the 2009 or 2010 election.

Members of Parliament

Elections

Elections in the 2000s

Election box begin
title=General Election 2005: Wentworth
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = John Healey
votes = 21,225
percentage = 59.63
change = -7.87
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Mark Hughes
votes = 6,169
percentage = 17.33
change = -1.47
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = Keith Orrell
votes = 4,800
percentage = 13.48
change = +2.67
Election box candidate with party link
party = British National Party
candidate = Jonathan Pygott
votes = 1,798
percentage = 5.05
change = "N/A"
Election box candidate with party link
party = United Kingdom Independence Party
candidate = John Wilkinson
votes = 1,604
percentage = 4.51
change = +1.61
Election box majority
votes = 15,056
percentage =
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 35,596
percentage = 56.00
change =
Election box hold with party link
winner = Labour Party (UK)
swing = -3.2

Election box begin
title=General Election 2001: Wentworth
id=622
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = John Healey
votes = 22,798
percentage = 67.5
change = -4.8
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Mike Roberts
votes = 6,349
percentage = 18.8
change = +3.8
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = David Wildgoose
votes = 3,652
percentage = 10.8
change = +1.6
Election box candidate with party link
party = United Kingdom Independence Party
candidate = John Wilkinson
votes = 979
percentage = 2.9
change =
Election box majority
votes = 16,449
percentage = 48.7
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 33,778
percentage = 52.8
change =

Elections in the 1990s

Election box begin
title=General Election 1997: Wentworth
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = John Healey
votes = 30,225
percentage = 72.3
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Karl Hamer
votes = 6,266
percentage = 15.0
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = James Charters
votes = 3,867
percentage = 9.3
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Referendum Party
candidate = A. Battley
votes = 1,423
percentage = 3.4
change =
Election box majority
votes = 23,959
percentage =
change =
Election box turnout
votes =
percentage = 65.3
change =

Election box begin
title=General Election 1992: Wentworth
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Peter Hardy
votes = 32,939
percentage = 68.5
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Michael Brennan
votes = 10,490
percentage = 21.8
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = Chris Roderick
votes = 4,629
percentage = 9.6
change =
Election box majority
votes = 22,449
percentage =
change =
Election box turnout
votes =
percentage = 74.0
change =

Elections in the 1980s

Election box begin
title=General Election 1987: Wentworth
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Peter Hardy
votes = 30,205
percentage = 65.2
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = William Hague
votes = 10,113
percentage = 21.8
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Social Democratic Party (UK)
candidate = D. M. Elgin
votes = 6,031
percentage = 13.0
change =
Election box majority
votes = 20,092
percentage = 43.4
change =
Election box turnout
votes =
percentage = 72.6
change =

Election box begin
title=General Election 1983: Wentworth
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Peter Hardy
votes = 27,498
percentage = 47.7
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = R. Norton
votes = 9,603
percentage = 22.2
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Social Democratic Party (UK)
candidate = M. Tildsley
votes = 8,082
percentage = 18.7
change =
Election box majority
votes = 15,935
percentage = 36.9
change =
Election box turnout
votes =
percentage = 69.7
change =

Elections in the 1940s

Election box begin
title=General Election 1945: Wentworth
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Wilfred Paling
votes = 44,080
percentage = 83.6
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = A. L. G. Dower
votes = 8,670
percentage = 16.4
change =
Election box majority
votes = 35,410
percentage = 67.2
change =
Election box turnout
votes =
percentage = 78.3
change =

Elections in the 1930s

Election box begin
title=General Election 1935: Wentworth
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Wilfred Paling
votes = 37,471
percentage = 82.1
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = A. G. Hargreaves
votes = 8,167
percentage = 17.9
change =
Election box majority
votes = 29,304
percentage = 64.2
change =
Election box turnout
votes =
percentage =
change =

In the Wentworth by-election, 1933, Wilfred Paling was elected unopposed.

Election box begin
title=General Election 1931: Wentworth
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = George Henry Hirst
votes = 31,861
percentage = 68.8
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = National Liberal Party (UK)
candidate = C. I. Hilyer
votes = 14,462
percentage = 31.2
change =
Election box majority
votes = 17,399
percentage = 37.6
change =
Election box turnout
votes =
percentage = 77.1
change =

Elections in the 1920s

Election box begin
title=General Election 1929: Wentworth
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = George Henry Hirst
votes = 35,276
percentage = 75.1
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Party (UK)
candidate = P. B. Nicholson
votes = 7,955
percentage = 17.0
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = B. H. Oates
votes = 3,684
percentage = 7.9
change =
Election box majority
votes = 27,321
percentage = 58.1
change =
Election box turnout
votes =
percentage = 80.3
change =

In the 1922 UK general election, 1923 UK general election and 1924 UK general election, George Henry Hirst was elected unopposed.

Elections in the 1910s

Election box begin
title=General Election 1918: Wentworth
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = George Henry Hirst
votes = 13,029
percentage = 59.8
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = T. W. H. Mitchell
votes = 5,315
percentage = 24.4
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Party (UK)
candidate = F. H. Booth
votes = 3,453
percentage = 15.8
change =
Election box majority
votes = 7,714
percentage = 35.4
change =
Election box turnout
votes =
percentage = 60.5
change =

ources

* [http://politics.guardian.co.uk/hoc/constituency/history/0,9571,-1281,00.html Guardian Unlimited Politics] (Election results from 1992 to the present)
*http://www.psr.keele.ac.uk/ (Election results from 1951 to the present)
* [http://www.angeltowns.com/town/peerage/hcommons3.htm Leigh Rayment's Peerage Page] (Complete list of MPs)

ee also

*List of Parliamentary constituencies in South Yorkshire


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